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    • How to Zip Files on a Mac

      How to Zip Files on a Mac

      The zip file format has been around since the late 1980s and provides computer users with the ability to compress one to many files. The format has been supported via third party utility since its creation and has seen built-in support in the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems added over the past several

    • How to Burn a DMG File

      How to Burn a DMG File

      A DMG file is the Mac equivalent of the ISO file. Like ISO files, DMG files are able to store information in a virtual disk and are treated like disks in a standard operating system. DMG files are often used for storing information about multiple programs or keeping track of bootable files on a CD

    • How to Install Windows on a Mac

      How to Install Windows on a Mac

      Modern Macs use the same underlying system architecture as Windows PCs. The only differences are in the ways Apple integrates these components and how they design the machine as a whole. This means that Macs can run Windows natively just as all PCs can and Apple actually touts this fact as one of its upsides.

    • How to Zoom Out on a Mac

      How to Zoom Out on a Mac

      The OS X operating system on a Mac lets computer users zoom out on the entire computer display without having to do so for each application that is open on the computer. This feature is embedded in the operating system as an accessibility feature and also has uses in the classroom for zooming out on

    • How to Disable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      How to Disable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      Launch the Open Firmware Password Application. Click the authentication icon and enter your Administrator credentials. You will be prompted for a password. Locate and click the Change button. This will launch an Open Firmware Password window. In the Open Firmware Password window, locate and click to deselect/uncheck the “Require password to change Open Firmware settings”

    • How to Boot Mac OS X in Single User Mode

      How to Boot Mac OS X in Single User Mode

      Running Mac OS X in a Single User Mode allows you to do maintenance and administration tasks which would otherwise be unavailable to a normal user when the computer runs in a multi-user mode. For example – in a single-user mode you can run the fsck command to scan your disk for any errors, and

    • How to Connect a MacBook to a TV

      How to Connect a MacBook to a TV

      MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks from Apple all use either a Mini-DVI, a Mini-DisplayPort or a Thunderbolt port for connecting display devices. MacBooks from 2008 and prior use Mini-DVI, those from 2009 till 2011 use Mini-DisplayPort, and those since 2011 use the new Thunderbolt port. If your TV doesn’t have these ports, and chances are

    • How to Reset a Mac OS X Keychain Password

      How to Reset a Mac OS X Keychain Password

      A default keychain binds to an Administrator password upon creation and will continue to update when the Administrator password is updated via the Accounts menu. When someone forgets his/her password and is forced to utilize other means to reset it (See FAQ entitled: How do I reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password?),

    • How to Re-enable Mac OS X Automatic Login

      How to Re-enable Mac OS X Automatic Login

      Mac OS X Version 10.3 and Higher Log into the machine. Navigate to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. This action will launch a System Preferences window. In the System Preferences window, locate the section entitled System. In the System section, locate and click the Accounts icon. (It should be the first icon from

    • How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

      How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

      The battery that comes with the MacBook Pro will eventually need to be replaced as it is a consumable item with a finite usable life. The battery can be purchased directly from Apple Inc. or from a third party manufacturer. Only the batteries that Apple produce are really recommended as third party manufacturers may not

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